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Residential Splash Pad Kits

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844-883-0506

Table of Contents
Committment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Site Prep Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Laws & Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Splash Pad Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Grading & Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Tank and Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Nozzle Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Testing and Pouring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Start Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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WetDeck Committment
We are overly excited for the opportunity to help bring your landscape to life!
Wetdeck splash pads are becoming the more popular choice when choosing
between a swimming pool and a splash pad. Whether it be a simming pool
or a splash pad, we understand how much fun playing in water can be.
However, we want to take safty to the next level and that’s why we provide
splash pads instead of swimming pools. Same great enjoyment, just less
worry with kids and water.
WetDeck splash pads will provide our customers with the most innovative
products and processes that will exceed any industry standard. Each of our
splash pad kits will give you the piece of mind that you are looking for when
investing in a back yard spray park. All of our equipment that isn’t a 3 party
product will carry a 2 year warranty from the purchase date.
Our product, process and promise is to provide you with the best experience
possible. We stand by our work and our quality assurance so that we know
you are getting the best product available while knowing your investment is
worth it. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.

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Materials
Your splash pad kit will come pre-built, ready to install. Every kit will be color
coded as far as piping, and majority of piping will be preference on size. To
make it a bit easier, here is a list of items that you will need outside of your kit
purchase.
 Concrete (volume will vary by size of pad)
 Concrete surfacing (optional)
 Water source to your tank
 Schedule 40 PVC pipe - 3/4” or 1/2” (measure how much you’ll need)
 Schedule 40 PVC fittings - same as piping (elbows, tees, etc.)
 PVC Primer and Glue
 PVC 2” for drain system
 Irrigation box to cover tank (optional)

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Precautions
BEWARE - Risk of Electrical Shock
Your Wetdeck equipment will need to be supplied with 110v, 20 amp service.
The service must have a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet where
your equipment will be plugged into. If you are installing this yourself, install
at your own risk. We recommend a licensed electrician to install a GFCI
if needed. Every electrical component must have a minimum of 10 feet
between the equipment and the splash pad play area.
We recommend children being watched to ensure that the drain never
becomes plugged while in play. Your pad area must be designed to have the
water drained. 1/4” drop per foot towards the drain area. Larger play areas
may require extra drains.
Water Chemistry - Be sure to check the chemistry before each use or at
minimum, once a week. Chlorine levels need to be between 3-5 ppm. Be
sure to never mix chlorine and bromine.

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Preparation For The Site
Prior to excavation, we recommend calling a “call before you dig” company
to ensure that no utility lines are near your splash pad site. Buried lines can
cause unexpected harm and cost so please be sure to make the call before
you dig. Your concrete will be a minimum of 4” thick so plan accordingly for
the depth that is needed for all parts and processes for installing your splash
pad. Areas around the splash pad need to be graded correctly so the splash
pad will drain correctly and if any water makes it off the splash pad, that it will
drain away from the play area.
To make quick work, we recommend renting machinery to make your job
easier. Should you decide to forgo any machinery, a couple of shovels, some
friends and a well fed tummies will make the work go fast as well.

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Laws, Permits and Inspections
Depending on where you live and the location of your splash pad, you may
need to purchase permits for your splash pad. Often times, this is not required
for residential applications but we always want you to be aware of it so you
can ask about it. In certain locations across the USA, they may ask for what
the anticipated end result will look like. If that is the case, contact us and we
will send you a picture of a finished splash pad along with a 3D model of what
it can/will look like.
Please check with your city, county or state to see if any permits or
inspections are required. In most cases, you should be ok, but if it’s closer
to a commercial pad or location, you will want to follow all laws in regards to
building a commercial splash pad. If you need a company for commercial
installations, we can highly recommend one to you.

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Splash Pad Kit
Your kit will inlucde the follow items: Holding tank, float valve, check valve,
pump, filter, chlorinator, 3 way valve, manifold, control box, drain and nozzles.

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Grading and Plumbing
Now that you have called for utility marking and flagging and have dug out
the area of your splahs pad, you will want to now prep it for plumbing and
pouring.You will want to dig a minimum of 12” deep. Set your forms in the
shape of your pad layout. Dig a hole in the center of your pad layout for the
drain. Remember you will need to have 1/4” drop per foot so measure from
the edge of the pad area to the center and dig your drain to be low enough
for the correct grade for drainage. Next, you will lay 2” of inch-minus rock,
layout your plumbing, glue it accordingly, and then lay 4”-6” of sand to cover
the the piping. All concrete will need to be reinforced with #3 rebar ever
36” on center. All plumbing of water lines will need to be a minimum of 6”
under the grade level so take that into account. Place 4” PVC housings over
your nozzles prior to pouring if you don’t want to worry about the height of
the nozzle and that can be addressed later in the process. These will act
as sleeves while pouring your pad. You will also need to match your nozzle
heads to the grade. The best way to do this is take a string from one side
of the form to the other. Make sure that string crosses the drain and place
a heavy object on the string and that will mimic your pad slope. Set your
nozzles to that string height.

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Tank and Drain
When digging the hole to set your holding tank, there are a few items that
you will want to take into consideration.
 The distance of the tank to the equipment will affect the ability of the

pump to opperate correctly, you will want to make sure the tank is within

20-30 feet of the equipment.

 The tank will also need to be low enough for a 1/4” drop per foot for

drainage from the splash pad.

 Your drain line will need to be a 4” line from the drain from the pad to the
tank.
 The tank is aproximately 46” so your hole will need to be a minimum of

46” deep.

 The drain will be the lowest point of your splash pad.
 Be sure to layout your drain plumbing before gluing.
 If you opt in for a valve cover box, you will want to make sure it will cover

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the top of the tank.

Nozzle Installation
This step will be completed after the pouring of the splash pad but you
need to be aware of the process so you will know how to handle it once the
concrete is poured. When you have done the testing and the plumbing, and
the nozzles are ready to be installed, remove the 4” PVC sleeves that you
placed over them earlier. These steps will only need to be followed if you
decide to go with the sleeve option instead of place the nozzles at the time of
grading.

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Testing and Pouring
Prior to pouring your splash pad concrete, you will want to do a pressure test
to ensure that all of your pipes are tight and that your glue has held up during
the gluing process. The way to pressure test the pipe is to cap everything
you can and pressurize it with a compressor up to but not exceed 25psi with a
gauge that will give you a read out. This must maintain 25psi for 2-4 hours. If
it doesn’t maintain the correct amount of psi, you’ll need to locate and fix your
leak in the plumbing before you pour. If it does, move forward and pour your
concrete while the pipes are pressurized.
We recommend you hire a local concrete crew to pour and finish your pad.
You will need to convey to the crew of the slope for the splash pad and also
help them be aware of the funcationality of the splash pad. Besure they
understand not to cover your nozzles or drain when pouring your pad or you
will have problems. A broom finish will suffice for the look and feel of your
splash pad. Should you decide to opt in for the acrylic coating, you will be
able to add that to a broom finish and it will adhere to that finish a lot better.

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Splash Pad Start Up
Items you will want to check off, prior to starting up your splash pad.
 Holding tank needs to be filled
 3 way valve is set to bypass
 Pump needs to be primed
 Plug in equipment after other items have been completed
Once the pump has been fully primed, according to manufactures
instructions, slowly divert the water to the splash pad by way of the 3 way
diverter valve. If this is fully open instead of in the bypass position, your
nozzles will spray really high and you will lose some water. Adjusting the
3-way valve will allow you to control the height of the water to a respectable
level.
If at any time during the splash pad installation process, we are here to help.
Feel free to give us a call or send us an email and a Customer Service Rep
will be in contact with you to assist you and your project.

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Phone: 844-883-0506
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